The First Cell: Azra Raza in Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee
Where: Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer St., Red Hook, Brooklyn
718-596-3001 Price: Free
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“Azra Raza’s The First Cell is an elegantly conceived, powerfully written, and far-reaching book that will change the conversation around cancer for decades to come.”
In her profound and breathtaking new book, The First Cell: And the Human Cost of Pursuing Cancer to the Last, Azra Raza offers a searing account of how both medicine and our society (mis)treat cancer, how we can do better, and why we must. Told through the moving, true stories of patients she has treated in the past thirty-five years, this book explores cancer from every angle: medical, scientific, cultural, and personal. Join us for a conversation between two authors, colleagues, and best friends, Prof. Azra Raza and Prof. Siddhartha Mukherjee, who have devoted their lives to improving medical approaches to suffering and death and to making the unbearable easier to bear.
After the conversation there will be a book signing of Azra Raza’s The First Cell: And The Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last, as well as Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene: An Intimate History, hosted by Greenlight Bookstore. We will have stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Association of NY in our garden.
DOORS AT 7PM
CONVERSATION AT 8PM
STARGAZING AT 9PM